Bharat Bandh Live News Updates, Agneepath Scheme Protests Latest News: Security has been beefed up in several states and prohibitory orders put in place amid the ongoing protests and a call for Bharat Bandh against the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme. Massive traffic snarls were reported in several parts of Delhi-NCR, particularly at Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Noida borders amid increased security checks by police. Congress leaders and workers are also protesting in the national capital against the ED action of Rahul Gandhi and the Agnipath scheme.
Nearly 530 trains were cancelled Monday in the wake of the Agnipath protests. The included 348 passenger trains and 181 Mail/Express trains, the Railways Ministry said. As many as four Mail/Express trains and six passenger trains were partially cancelled. The government, on the other hand, has stood firm over the rollout of the scheme for short-term recruitment in the Armed forces. The three services of the military on Sunday came out with a broad schedule of enrolment under the new policy and warned those who indulged in violence and arson will not be inducted.
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Bihar | We've done full preparations in view of Bharat Bandh. There is peace and there is no effect of Bharat Bandh.If anyone tries to vandalise/arson public property then action will be taken against that person. People can protest peacefully: Dr Chandrashekhar Singh, DM, Patna pic.twitter.com/smtjSiEjVH— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
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All roads,shops, establishments&markets are open here; situation normal. Won't tolerate anarchy here. Police prepared to tackle anti-social elements who could attempt to vandalise public property. We don't expect any law &order problem to arise here: Suman Nalwa, PRO,Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/XGN8wjFQ2U— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the BJP-led central government over the ‘Agnipath' scheme, alleging that the saffron camp was trying to create its own “armed” cadre base through the new defence recruitment programme.
Delhi | Senior Congress leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot & other Congress leaders, workers stage a sit-in at Jantar Mantar protesting against Agnipath scheme, ED probe against Rahul Gandhi and alleged attack on an MP pic.twitter.com/ZzfBSRvjCM— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
Delhi | Amid calls over Bharat Bandh, security arrangements strengthened at Nizamuddin Railway station to ensure safety of people, & Railway property. Train movements not disrupted… Passengers are comfortably departing & arriving:AP Joshiya, Assistant Security Commissioner, RPF pic.twitter.com/G2ARJgnpZB— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
#WATCH Indian Youth Congress workers stop a train, block railway track at Delhi's Shivaji Bridge railway station, in protest against the Enforcement Directorate questioning of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the Centre's #Agnipath recruitment scheme pic.twitter.com/GmguTvPfDl— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
Congress workers stop train at Delhi-Shivaji Bridge station. The Congress is protesting against the Agnipath scheme and also the ED action against Rahul Gandhi in National Herald case.
Due to agitation over the Agnipath scheme, 181 Mail Express cancelled and 348 passenger trains cancelled. Partially cancelled are 4 Mail Express and 6 passenger trains. No diverted trains: Ministry of Railways
Punjab | Security at Amritsar railway station, in wake of Bharat Bandh against #AgnipathScheme— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
"Platforms, tracks & entries being monitored. We're coordinating with RPF, GRP & Railways' Intelligence to see that no miscreant does anything & the passengers don't face any problem" pic.twitter.com/UPCaG0czQA
Delhi | Congress leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge, Salman Khurshid, K Suresh, V Narayanasamy and others, hold a 'Satyagraha' at Jantar Mantar against ED summons to Rahul Gandhi and #AgnipathScheme pic.twitter.com/TbTWnanZww— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
In a series of tweets on Monday, the Delhi Traffic Police informed commuters about road closures.
Due to special traffic arrangements, inward movement of buses will be restricted in New Delhi beyond Gol Dak Khana Junction, Patel Chowk, Windsor Place, Teen Murti Chowk and Prithviraj Road, it said.
“Kindly avoid Gol Methi junction, Tughlak Road Junction, Claridges Junction, Q-point Junction, Sunehri Masjid Junction, Maulana Azad Road Junction & Man Singh Road Junction between 0800 hrs & 1200 hrs. Due to special arrangements there will be heavy traffic movement on these roads,” it added.
The traffic police also advised commuters to avoid Motilal Nehru Marg, Akbar Road, Janpath and Man Singh Road between 8 am and 12 pm. PTI
UP | Passengers at Gorakhpur Railway Station troubled after trains got cancelled amid Bharat Bandh call over #AgnipathScheme— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) June 20, 2022
Have been waiting for 3-4 hours. When we checked train status last night,it didn't say cancellation, but on reaching here we found out about it, they say pic.twitter.com/bAL6DPkH0D
#WATCH | Massive traffic snarl on the Sarhaul border at Delhi-Gurugram expressway as Delhi Police begins checking of vehicles in wake of #BharatBandh against #AgnipathScheme, called by some organisations. pic.twitter.com/QPYtguMKV1— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
West Bengal | Normal life continues in Siliguri, amid the call for #BharatBandh by some organisations against #AgnipathScheme— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
Public transport, including school buses, plying on the roads; Government offices remain open. Security personnel deployed in wake of the bandh call. pic.twitter.com/kb7O4RSxaf
All schools in Jharkhand closed today in wake of #BharatBandh against #AgnipathScheme. Visuals from Ranchi— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
"JAC exams for class 11 were scheduled for today. New dates will be announced for today's exams,"says Sister Mary Grace, Principal, Ursuline Convent School & Inter College pic.twitter.com/m9GUZDV3mj
The Congress said lakhs of party workers across the country will hold peaceful protests on Monday against the Agnipath scheme and the Central government's “vendetta politics” in targeting Rahul Gandhi.
West Bengal | Security personnel deployed at Howrah Station, Howrah Bridge, Santragachi Junction, Shalimar railway station and other locations in Howrah in view of #BharatBandh called by some organisations today, against #AgnipathScheme pic.twitter.com/rfMtYJxvLI— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
Schools in Jharkhand will remain shut on Monday in view of the bandh called over the Agnipath recruitment scheme, officials said. The ongoing examinations of classes 9 and 11 have also been postponed, they said.